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Feud between ATV and Klubrádió

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Since Spirit FM, the online radio station twinned with ATV, has been provisionally authorised to broadcast on Klubrádió’s orphaned frequency, the two opposition media companies have traded insults in the press. READ MORE

The pandemic – a campaign theme for 2022

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

A liberal commentator holds the government responsible for the deaths of thousands of Covid victims, while a pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of weaponizing death in their campaign for next year’s elections. READ MORE

Government side is confident of victory next year

Friday, May 7th, 2021

A prominent pro-government analyst believes PM Orbán is likely to win the 2022 elections, but as a democrat, would also accept defeat. READ MORE

European Commission ’unable to act’ on Hungarian media complaints

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

A left-wing journalist lambasts the European Commission for failing to confront what he sees as excessive media concentration in Hungary. READ MORE

Pro-government reaction to Dobrev’s nomination

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

A right-wing commentator predicts that the Left will lead an unscrupulous campaign to win the elections next year and urges the government side to respond in kind. READ MORE

DK nominates Klára Dobrev for PM

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

A liberal weekly suggests that Klára Dobrev’s nomination for the opposition primary was a necessity for the Democratic Coalition, while in reality she has no intention of leaving her job as a Member of the European Parliament. READ MORE

Weeklies on political strategies

Monday, April 26th, 2021

A full year before the next parliamentary elections, commentators in the weekly print media assess the chances of the opposition and what role Hungary should play in the international arena. READ MORE

US report compares Hungary and Poland to Turkey

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

A pro-government analyst rejects a report by three US organisations as a call for NATO to interfere in Hungarian internal affairs. READ MORE

Covid emergency to be extended

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of intending to extend its special powers in order to make it hard for the opposition to campaign for next year’s parliamentary elections. READ MORE

Chinese University to open campus in Budapest

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

An analyst dismisses political misgivings about the plan to establish a Chinese university in the Hungarian capital but questions the financial sustainability of the project. READ MORE